Use Flowers in Cooking

How To : Cook fresh pumpkin flowers

To cook pumpkin flowers you need some pumpkin flowers and some of the smaller more tender leaves from the pumpkin patch. First thing is to take off the little spiny things from the base of the flower. Then you want to pop the top of the flower off at base of the stem. Remember ...more

How To : Make traditional Indian roti or chapatis

In this video, Anuttama shows the user how to make chapatis (also called roti). Chapatis are a type of northern Indian flat bread (a type of flour tortilla) that can turn out to be delicious, fun, and easy to make! The ingredients you will need are wheat, flour, salt, and wate ...more

How To : Make yellowtail teriyaki and pickled turnip

Ingredients for Yellowtail Teriyaki & Pickled This tutorial video will teach you how to make your very own teriyaki yellowtail. Turnip Shaped in Chrysanthemum Flower (serves 2 people) 2 pieces of Yellowtail - Teriyaki Sauce - 2 tbsp Soy sauce 2 tbsp Mirin 4 tbsp Sake 1/2 tb ...more

How To : Fold a wonton

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to fold won-ton. There are 3 basic won ton shapes: the triangle, flower bud and nurse cap. For the triangle shape, simply fold it diagonally in half to create a triangle and seal the edges. For the flower bud, begin with a triangle fol ...more

How To : Prune and train roses with This Old House

In this video, This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook explains how to prune and train rose bushes. Steps: 1. Inspect rose bush to find old, dead or weak branches. 2. Use pruning saw to cut through selected branches at the base of plant. 3. Deadhead plant with bypass ...more

How To : Organize your kitchen

Learn how to organize your kitchen. You might cook more if your kitchen weren’t so cluttered. Okay, maybe not. But, still—wouldn’t it be nice to have an organized cooking space? You Will Need * An ability to part with things you don’t need * Baskets * Compartmentalized draw ...more

How To : Prepare a rich lamb stew with red wine

Looking for some great comfort food? Then try this super decadent and rich lamb stew. The red wine and the dried fruits add a sweet taste without over powering it. Watch this how to video to learn how to cook this lamb stew. Ingredients for lamb stew: garlic onion beef stock ...more

How To : Decorate on a budget for a farmhouse brunch

The wonderful thing about a "farmhouse brunch" theme is that most of the materials you'll need to decorate are natural and quite affordable. From sprigs of flowers to brown string to burlap, you probably already have most of the things you need lying around the house. A light ...more

How To : Decorate gingerbread candy and muffins

In this tutorial, we learn how to decorate gingerbread candy and muffins. To make the muffins, first spray cooking spray inside of your muffin pan. In a large mixing bowl, add in 2 1/4 cups all purpose flower, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon baking powder, 1/2 tsp of cinnamon and ...more

How To : Create your own piping cones out of cellophane

Piping cones are indispensible when applying flowers, leaves, and frilly trims on cupcakes and cakes, and cones with particularly fine points can be used to apply henna in intricate patterns. But you shouldn't waste your money by purchasing a huge variety of these piping cone ...more

How To : Ice cupcakes like a professional

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to ice cupcakes. In order to ice a cupcakes, users will need a piping bag, tips, coupler and a spatula. Screw the coupler at the end of the piping bag and select a tip to put on the end of the coupler. Fold the bag 2-3 inches downward ...more

How To : Clean and cut an artichoke

This helpful tutorial video demonstrates how to properly cut and clean an artichoke before cooking it. Learn how to do it quickly and easily with minimal fuss. The video covers both the flower and the stem. - First, use a large knife to cut off the stem of the artichoke. You c ...more

How To : Make great tasting corn chowder

In this video you can learn how to make great tasting corn chowder. Directions are very easy to follow: 1. Either in stock pot, add olive oil to cool pot - put pot on medium heat. 2. Add bacon and onions and let saute and brown slightly and add garlic, diced ham and cook for t ...more

How To : Make delicious whole food granola

Robin, from GreenSmoothieGirl, teaches the viewer how to make a yummy whole grain granola in this video. First, you'll need to spray your pan with cooking oil to prevent sticking. Next, add a ton of rolled oats and not instant oats (since instant oats are not whole foods!). Th ...more

How To : Cook artichoke

Artichokes can be a delicious treat with a butter sauce or other dipping sauces. You don’t have to be a blue ribbon chef to prepare artichokes. Just keep these few tips in mind. You Will Need: • An artichoke • Scissors • A microwave-safe container • Plastic wrap • Butter ...more

News : Make Your Own Back-to-School Bento

If you have any little ones in your life (or you're simply a grown-up kid yourself), Just Bento has has posted Maki's Top 10 Bento Rules for Back-to-School. Rules listed below, click through for full explanations. If you're inspired, explore Just Bento or another WonderHowTo ...more

HowTo : Eat Berries in the Wilderness

DO NOT eat a berry if you cannot identify it. I decided not to include the obvious blueberries, blackberries and raspberries, but this guide will assist you in identifying which wild berries are, in fact, poisonous. The best way to stay safe when looking for berries is keepin ...more

How To : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (03/14 - 03/20)

WonderHowTo is made up of niche communities called Worlds. If you've yet to join one (or create your own), get a taste below of what's going on in the community. Check in every Wednesday for a roundup of new activities and projects. Thanks to all of our active moderators and ...more

How To : Make homemade Sri Lankan flower bread

Learn to make some delicious homemade bread that's shaped like a flower. This Sri Lankan recipe for bread is easy to make and will be a family favorite for years to come. Watch for a simple slideshow of the recipe in action, and follow the directions below. * Prep Time: 1 Hou ...more

Weird Ingredient Wednesday : 5 Kinds of Flower Waters

You might be familiar with the use of zucchini blossoms in cooking and maybe even know how to make herbal simple syrups. But if you really want to show off as someone who knows how to use flowering plants in food, try adding some flower water to your cooking/baking repertoire. ...more

News : These Edible Flowers Will Literally Shock You

Eating flowers is a time-honored culinary tradition, from nibbling on nasturtiums to grazing on candied violets. And why not? They look beautiful and lend a unique floral flavors to salads, desserts, and anything in between. Don't Miss: Weird Ingredient Wednesday—Zucchini Blo ...more

How To : 13 Unusual Uses for Coffee Filters

Other than helping you make your morning cup of joe, coffee filters have a number of surprisingly practical uses that have nothing to do with coffee. The particular texture of coffee filter paper makes it perfect for cleaning your reading glasses, computer monitors, windows, ...more

Weird Ingredient Wednesday : Zucchini Blossoms

Those ordinary green zucchini you see in the market are hiding a lovely, delicious secret: Actually, all summer squashes produce these delightful blooms, but the zucchini's are most frequently used for eating since they taste the best: fresh, clean, and zucchini-like, but with ...more

How To : 10 Helpful Non-Kitty Uses for Cat Litter

Whether or not you have a feline companion at home, a bag of cat litter makes for a handy household staple that can help prevent grease fires, add traction to slippery icy steps, remove grease spots, preserve your fresh flowers, and clear algae from your backyard koi pond. No ...more

DIY Bacon Rose Bouquet : Who Says Bacon Can't Be Romantic?

Show your significant other just how much you love them by surprising him or her with one of life's most precious, romantic gifts—bacon! Best thing is, this passionate treat works for any day of the year (Valentine's Day, a first date, anniversary, etc.), since love and bacon ...more

How To : More Food Hacks from Our Facebook Fans

We always want to find more ways to help brilliantly lazy cooks make great-tasting food and save money and time in the process. Luckily, our Facebook fans are invaluable sources of information when it comes to getting cool tips, behind-the-scenes info, and more. We've already ...more

How To : Use Chayote Squash for Fries, Salad, Pie, & More

Several years ago, I moved to Brooklyn, New York, just outside a Spanish neighborhood. It was here that I was introduced to chayote. Fast-forward to present day: I live in Los Angeles and buy several chayote squash a week to cook with—yes, I said several. It's so versatile and ...more

How To : Make Preserved Lemons

One of the great joys of cooking is taking the most basic of foods and preparing them in new and exciting ways. About two years ago, my wife opened my eyes to a delicious staple of Indian and Moroccan cuisine that is made in a very elementary way, the preserved lemon. The lem ...more

Ingredients 101 : How to Select, Store, & Prep Fresh Herbs

Herbs, both fresh and dried, can be intimidating and mysterious to cooks. Just how much is too much? How do you prepare them? Food writer Mark Bittman says you should think of herbs as "teeny vegetables." To me, that means we should be using more herbs in our food, especially ...more

Weird Ingredient Wednesday : The Banana Flower

Flowers may be beautiful, but they're not usually appetizing. Sure, nasturtiums are hip in fancy restaurants, but they're primarily used as a garnish. Granted, fried squash blossoms are incredible, but the point remains: flowers are usually reserved for looking at, not mastica ...more

News : The Buzz on Bee Pollen Benefits

While honey is one of the most popular ingredients on kitchen shelves the world over, honeybee pollen is still a relatively rare find in most households. It's not hard to guess why: eating pollen just sounds weird... it would probably sell a lot better if it had a more appetiz ...more

How To : Make No-Churn Ice Cream

The idea of a no-churn ice cream seems like the ultimate dessert hack. But, in fact, this concept has been around for at least the past 100 years in what Italians call semifreddo. The food linguist in you might think this dessert is just “semi” or “half “ cold. Despite the co ...more

How To : 10 Herbs You Can Buy Once & Regrow Forever

Fresh herbs are a surefire way to enhance a dish, but buying them at the store each time you need them is costly. Luckily, growing your own herbs is a lot easier than it seems: You can even using cuttings from the herbs you already buy to start your own little herb garden. An ...more

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